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Riding into Chile

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We ride the last few miles of Bolivia, maybe 5 or so, on an actual highway.  It’s a dusty one and I’m coughing and sneezing as we pull up to the border. My buff has been getting extra workouts the…

Last day riding in Bolivia

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At the western edge of the Salar de Uyuni we luck out with Pocket Earth finding helping us find a way onto a road without having to push through a lot of sand.  We ride up onto the pier just…

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and is located on the southwest edge of Bolivia near its border with Chile. The flats are located at an elevation of about 12,000 feet and cover more than 4,000…

Potosi and southwestern Bolivia

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Potosi seems like a nice town…I hadn’t expected much when I heard it was a mining city.  The central plaza is lovely and there are lots of old buildings reflecting Spanish architectural styles in Potosi.We only stay one night,…

Riding south through Bolivia

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We leave La Paz bound for some place south. In general we are aiming for the Uyuni and then Chile, and we plan to spend our first night along the way n Oruro.  So far we haven’t ventured out much…

The Death Road in Bolivia

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There are a handful of “famous” roads that most motorcyclists know about and/or dream of riding someday.  The Death Road is nearly always fairly high on the list of most riders.  Got to say, I’m not keen on the name,…

La Paz, Bolivia

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La Paz is one of the highest big cities in the world, resting in a big bowl of land and the surrounding hillsides at between 10,500 and 13,500 feet.  The day we ride in from Copacabana, and take the ferry,…

Lago Titicaca, Bolivia

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Lago Titicaca is the largest lake in South America and is said to be the highest navigable lake in the world.  In other words, it’s big.  And it’s the loveliest shade of deep sapphire blue.After crossing into Bolivia, we…

Crossing into Bolivia

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It’s the usual drill really, crossing from one country to another.  The only difference we notice today is the huge numbers of people traveling by bus who are crossing from Peru to Bolivia and back the other way.  Oh, yeah,…

The last rides in Peru

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Time to push south.  We hear that the rainy season starts around the first of November in Bolivia and if we want to ride the famous Death Road I’d prefer it be dry.  Some last photos of this beautiful country…Peru…

E ai, decolou?

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As condições eram: - Local: Salar de Uyuni – Bolívia; - Altitude ao nível do mar: 3.670 metros; - Horário: 8h; - Vento: fraco; - Vela: Start One (Sol Paragliders); - Motor: Fly 100 – 100HP (RedFly); - Combustível: Avgas;…

Notícias de La Paz

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Acompanhando um pouco as notícias aí do Brasil estamos ansiosos pelo dia de amanhã, dia de eleições. Queríamos muito estar aí para que nossos votos contassem a favor de uma grande mudança na política brasileira. Infelizmente não poderemos votar e…

Hoje é um dia diferente na Bolivia

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Ao contrario de um dia normal, somente carros autorizados circulam pelas ruas da Bolivia. Nós, que estamos em Sucre, capital constitucional do país, tivemos que deixar o Lobo estacionado em uma praça, pois esta expressamente proibido dirigirmos por ai. Isso…

Cerveja quente???

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Ontem, um boliviano nos contou essa historinha: – Sabe porquê os ingleses bebem cerveja quente???  – Seria por viverem em um lugar frio? – Não, é que seus refrigeradores são da mesma marca (Lucas) do sistema elétrico dos Land Rovers.…

The Southwest Circuit of Bolivia

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After the Salar de Uyuni, our next destination was the “southwest circuit” of Bolivia. It’s well known for it’s Mars-like landscape on a very high-altitude plain around 15,000 feet (4500 meters). The southwest circuit was everything we expected – bad…

On a mission

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Salta, Argentina [by Paula] Given how unbelievably sweaty, dusty and thirsty we were, it was hard to imagine how it must have been for the 17th-century Jesuit priests who had to trek here from Paraguay. I mean, I don’t think…

Home from home

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By Jeremy Put a few travellers in a room, add a beer, rum or vino to the equation and talk always turn to it. Could you live here? Everyone has had the feeling at some time or another, be it…

Ramble in the jungle

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We got an incredible view of flying macaws, from a cliff-top above their nesting site.La Paz, Bolivia [by Paula] There are so very many bitey stingy things in the jungle, but it was the ants that really messed with…

Saraguro

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Zaterdagavond, iedereen is heel mooi gekleed in traditionele avondkledij. Ook de jeugd. Met mooie zwarte lange rokken en zwarte sjaals. De mannen dragen kniebroeken en hebben bijna allemaal lange zwarte gevlochten paardenstaarten. Ze dragen zwart en soms ook donkerblauw als…

Strictly come dancing

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Cuenca, Ecuador [by Paula] A great many things have happened on this trip that could not have been predicted. In fact, the majority of happenings were not foreseen, but some are more surprising than others. So when I was standing…